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practice. Do not eat, smoke, or drink where material
is handled, processed, or stored."

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Safety Data Sheets are critical components of any
workplace-safety and lubrication-management
program. They spell out-in clear language-how
lubricants should be stored and handled in the working environment, as well as how they react with other
lubricants, and instruct on the dangers and remedial
action required in the event of a spill or contact.
Sections 1 through 8 of a lubricant's SDS are the
most helpful for personnel who need to quickly
find lubricant information. The remaining sections
contain scientific and technical details on physical
and chemical properties (Section 9); stability and reactivity (Section 10); toxicology (Section 11); ecology
(Section 12); disposal (Section 13); transport (Section
14); and regulatory issues (Section 15).
Keep in mind that all maintainers and lubrication technicians are required to be trained on how
to read and use an SDS-and to have easy access to

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print copies of an SDS manual (Fig. 1) located in
conspicuous places at a site, i.e., in or near first-aid
or eyewash-stations, lubricant storerooms, and/or
maintenance shops, as well as in an online manual. It
is also important to note that workers themselves are
responsible for knowing and understanding the properties and associated risks surrounding the lubricants
with which they work, and to make use of appropriate
safeguards. EP

Contributing editor Ken Bannister is co-author,
with Heinz Bloch, of the book Practical Lubrication
for Industrial Facilities, 3rd Edition (The Fairmont
Press, Lilburn, GA). As managing partner and
principal consultant for Engtech Industries
Inc. (Innerkip, Ontario), he specializes in the
implementation of lubrication-effectiveness
reviews to ISO 55001 standards, assetmanagement systems, and training. Contact
him at kbannister@engtechindustries.com, or
telephone 519-469-9173.

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